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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337781/rationale-and-design-of-a-multicenter-international-and-collaborative-coronary-artery-aneurysm-registry-caar
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Iván J Núñez-Gil, Luis Nombela-Franco, Rodrigo Bagur, Mario Bollati, Enrico Cerrato, Emilio Alfonso, Christoph Liebetrau, José María De la Torre Hernandez, Benjamín Camacho, Rafael Mila, Ignacio J Amat-Santos, Fernando Alfonso, Ramón Rodríguez-Olivares, Santiago J Camacho Freire, Íñigo Lozano, Víctor Alfonso Jiménez Díaz, Davide Piraino, Roberto Adriano Latini, Gisela Feltes, Jose Antonio Linares, Massimo Mancone, Alfonso Ielasi, Alejandro Sánchez-Grande Flecha, Agustín Fernández Cisnal, Fabrizio Ugo, Jesús M Jiménez Mazuecos, Pierluigi Omedè, Marco Pavani, Pedro A Villablanca, Boshra F Louka, Antonio Fernández-Ortiz
Coronary artery aneurysm is defined as a coronary dilation that exceeds the diameter of adjacent segments or the diameter of the patient's largest normal coronary vessel by 1.5×. It is an uncommon disease that has been diagnosed with increasing frequency since the widespread appearance of coronary angiography. The published incidence varies from 1.5% to 5%, suggesting male dominance and a predilection for the right coronary artery. Although several causes have been described, atherosclerosis accounts for ≥50% of coronary aneurysms in adults...
March 24, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319156/differential-impact-of-serum-total-bilirubin-level-on-cerebral-atherosclerosis-and-cerebral-small-vessel-disease
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Jonguk Kim, Seung-Jae Yoon, Min-Hee Woo, Sang-Heum Kim, Nam-Keun Kim, Jinkwon Kim, Ok-Joon Kim, Seung-Hun Oh
BACKGROUND: A low serum total bilirubin (T-bil) level is associated with an increased risk of atherosclerosis. However, the differential impact of the serum T-bil level on cerebral atherosclerosis and cerebral small vessel disease (SVD) is still unclear. METHODS: We evaluated serum T-bil levels from 1,128 neurologically healthy subjects. Indices of cerebral atherosclerosis (extracranial arterial stenosis [ECAS] and intracranial arterial stenosis [ICAS]), and indices of SVD (silent lacunar infarct [SLI], and moderate-to-severe white matter hyperintensities [msWMH]) were evaluated by the use of brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and MR angiography...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285092/visceral-to-subcutaneous-fat-ratio-is-independently-related-to-small-and-large-cerebrovascular-lesions-even-in-healthy-subjects
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Satoshi Higuchi, Yusuke Kabeya, Kiyoe Kato
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The severity of obesity is evaluated by visceral-to-subcutaneous fat ratio (VS ratio), which may be useful for predicting atherosclerosis. However, it is unclear how VS ratio affects different types of cerebrovascular lesions. This study was conducted to evaluate the clinical impact of visceral fat accumulation on the cerebrovascular lesions. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 980 apparently healthy Japanese adults who underwent a health check-up program focused toward atherosclerosis, between 2011 and 2014...
March 2, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272264/the-elevated-lipoprotein-associated-phospholipase-a2-activity-is-associated-with-the-occurrence-and-recurrence-of-acute-cerebral-infarction
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Lingli Wei, Zunyu Ke, Yu Zhao, Zhiyou Cai
There is a strong association between lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2) levels and atherosclerosis-related diseases. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of Lp-PLA2 in the ischemic stroke and further offer clinical evidence that measuring Lp-PLA2 helps predict the risk of stroke occurrence and recurrence. A total of 328 hospitalized patients were recruited, including 179 cases of acute cerebral infarction (ACI) and 149 non-ACI controls. The serum level of Lp-PLA2 in ACI was significantly higher than non-ACI...
March 7, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262564/is-dynamic-cerebral-autoregulation-bilaterally-impaired-after-unilateral-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Li Xiong, Ge Tian, Wenhua Lin, Wei Wang, Lijuan Wang, Thomas Leung, Vincent Mok, Jia Liu, Xiangyan Chen, Ka Sing Wong
OBJECTIVE: Whether dynamic cerebral autoregulation (dCA) is impaired focally in the affected hemisphere or bilaterally in both the affected and nonaffected hemispheres after ischemic stroke remains controversial. We therefore investigated the pattern of dCA in acute ischemic stroke patients with different subtypes. METHODS: Sixty acute ischemic stroke patients with unilateral anterior circulation infarct [30 with large artery atherosclerosis (LAA), 13 with small vessel disease (SVD), and 17 with coexisting LAA and SVD] and 16 healthy controls were enrolled...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261756/association-between-hyperhomocysteinemia-and-stroke-with-atherosclerosis-and-small-artery-occlusion-depends-on-homocysteine-metabolism-related-vitamin-levels-in-chinese-patients-with-normal-renal-function
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Guan-Hui Wu, Fan-Zhen Kong, Xiao-Feng Dong, De-Feng Wu, Qian-Zhu Guo, Ai-Rong Shen, Qing-Zhang Cheng, Wei-Feng Luo
This study was conducted to investigate the role of different homocysteine metabolism-related vitamin (HMRV) levels in the correlation between hyperhomocysteinemia (HHCY) and ischemic stroke (IS) subtypes. Three hundred and forty-eight IS patients manifesting different vascular subtypes were subclassified on the basis of HMRV deficiencies. Correlation between HHCY and IS subtypes was investigated in all the subgroups. In this study, HHCY was significantly correlated with the IS subtypes in large artery atherosclerosis (OR 1...
March 6, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241214/assessment-of-the-predictive-validity-of-etiologic-stroke-classification
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E Murat Arsava, Johanna Helenius, Ross Avery, Mine H Sorgun, Gyeong-Moon Kim, Octavio M Pontes-Neto, Kwang Yeol Park, Jonathan Rosand, Mark Vangel, Hakan Ay
Importance: The ability of present-day etiologic stroke classification systems to generate subtypes with discrete stroke characteristics is not known. Objective: To test the hypothesis that etiologic stroke subtyping identifies different disease processes that can be recognized through their different clinical courses. Design, Setting, and Participants: We performed a head-to-head evaluation of the ability of the Causative Classification of Stroke (CCS), Trial of Org 10172 in Acute Stroke Treatment (TOAST), and ASCO (A for atherosclerosis, S for small-vessel disease, C for cardiac source, and O for other cause) classification systems to generate etiologic subtypes with different clinical, imaging, and prognostic characteristics in 1816 patients with ischemic stroke...
February 27, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238629/apolipoprotein-a1-rs5070-a-g-polymorphism-with-stroke-subtypes-in-taiwan
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Li-Chi Hsu, Tsong-Hai Lee
BACKGROUND: Apolipoprotein A1 (ApoA1) is a structural protein of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol; ApoA1 is involved in lipid and cholesterol metabolism. This study evaluated the association of ApoA1 polymorphism (rs5070) with different stroke subtypes in Taiwanese individuals. METHODS: A total of 2139 cases, including 614 controls and 708 large artery atherosclerosis (LAA), 377 small-vessel occlusion, and 440 hypertensive intracranial hemorrhage cases, were enrolled in this study...
February 23, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225604/microfluidic-device-for-studying-controllable-hydrodynamic-flow-induced-cellular-responses
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Chunhong Zheng, Xiannian Zhang, Chunmei Li, Yuhong Pang, Yanyi Huang
Hydrodynamic flow is an essential stimulus in many cellular functions, regulating many mechanical sensitive pathways and closely associating with human health status and diseases. The flow pattern of blood in vessels is the key factor in causing atherosclerosis. Hemodynamics has great effect on endothelial cells' gene expression and biological functions. There are various tools that can be used for studying flow-induced cellular responses but most of them are either bulky or lack precise controllability. We develop an integrated microfluidic device that can precisely generate different flow patterns to human endothelial cells cultured on-chip...
March 7, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193703/methylation-in-the-matrix-metalloproteinase-2-gene-is-associated-with-cerebral-ischemic-stroke
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Hsiu-Fen Lin, Edward Hsi, Ling-Chun Huang, Yi-Chu Liao, Suh-Hang H Juo, Ruey-Tay Lin
Matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2) is involved in the pathophysiology of stroke. Previous studies have shown that MMP-2 activity is increased in stroke; however, evidence of epigenetic regulation of the MMP-2 in stroke is still limited. We examined methylation of the MMP-2 promoter in patients with ischemic stroke. This study included 298 patients with ischemic stroke and 258 age-matched and sex-matched controls. MMP-2 promoter methylation levels were measured by pyrosequencing at eight potential cytosine-guanine (CpG) sites...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine: the Official Publication of the American Federation for Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155699/contrast-enhanced-micro-ct-imaging-in-murine-carotid-arteries-a-new-protocol-for-computing-wall-shear-stress
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Ruoyu Xing, David De Wilde, Gayle McCann, Yanto Ridwan, Jelle T C Schrauwen, Anton F W van der Steen, Frank J H Gijsen, Kim Van der Heiden
BACKGROUND: Wall shear stress (WSS) is involved in the pathophysiology of atherosclerosis. The correlation between WSS and atherosclerosis can be investigated over time using a WSS-manipulated atherosclerotic mouse model. To determine WSS in vivo, detailed 3D geometry of the vessel network is required. However, a protocol to reconstruct 3D murine vasculature using this animal model is lacking. In this project, we evaluated the adequacy of eXIA 160, a small animal contrast agent, for assessing murine vascular network on micro-CT...
December 28, 2016: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129470/the-water-channel-aqp1-is-expressed-in-human-atherosclerotic-vascular-lesions-and-aqp1-deficiency-augments-angiotensin-ii-induced-atherosclerosis-in-mice
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Pamela Wintmo, Søren H Johansen, Pernille B L Hansen, Jes S Lindholt, Sigitas Urbonavicius, Lars M Rasmussen, Peter Bie, Boye L Jensen, Jane Stubbe
AIM: The water channel aquaporin 1 (AQP1) promotes endothelial cell migration. It was hypothesized that AQP1 promotes neovascularization and growth of atherosclerotic plaques. METHODS: AQP1 immunoreactivity and protein abundance was examined in human and murine atherosclerotic lesions and aortic aneurysms. Apolipoprotein E (ApoE) knockout (-/-) and AQP1-/-ApoE-/- were developed and fed western diet (WD) for 8 and 16 weeks to accelerate the atherosclerosis process...
January 27, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109921/coronary-artery-pet-mr-imaging-feasibility-limitations-and-solutions
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Philip M Robson, Marc R Dweck, Maria Giovanna Trivieri, Ronan Abgral, Nicolas A Karakatsanis, Johanna Contreras, Umesh Gidwani, Jagat P Narula, Valentin Fuster, Jason C Kovacic, Zahi A Fayad
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to describe the authors' initial experience with combined coronary artery positron emission tomographic (PET) and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging using (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG) and (18)F-sodium fluoride ((18)F-NaF) radiotracers, describe common problems and their solutions, and demonstrate the feasibility of coronary PET/MR imaging in appropriate patients. BACKGROUND: Recently, PET imaging has been applied to the aortic valve and regions of atherosclerosis...
January 13, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088807/posterior-versus-anterior-circulation-stroke-in-young-adults-a-comparative-study-of-stroke-aetiologies-and-risk-factors-in-stroke-among-young-fabry-patients-sifap1
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Bettina von Sarnowski, Ulf Schminke, Ulrike Grittner, Christian Tanislav, Tobias Böttcher, Michael G Hennerici, Turgut Tatlisumak, Jukka Putaala, Manfred Kaps, Franz Fazekas, Christian Enzinger, Arndt Rolfs, Christof Kessler
BACKGROUND: Although 20-30% of all strokes occur in the posterior circulation, few studies have explored the characteristics of patients with strokes in the posterior compared to the anterior circulation so far. Especially data on young patients is missing. METHODS: In this secondary analysis of data of the prospective multi-centre European sifap1 study that investigated stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA) patients aged 18-55 years, we compared vascular risk factors, stroke aetiology, presence of white matter hyperintensities (WMH) and cerebral microbleeds (CMB) between patients with ischaemic posterior circulation stroke (PCS) and those having suffered from anterior circulation stroke (ACS) based on cerebral MRI...
January 14, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076021/radiologic-assessment-of-native-renal-vasculature-a-multimodality-review
#15
Sayf Al-Katib, Monisha Shetty, Syed Mohammad A Jafri, Syed Zafar H Jafri
A wide range of clinically important anatomic variants and pathologic conditions may affect the renal vasculature, and radiologists have a pivotal role in the diagnosis and management of these processes. Because many of these entities may not be suspected clinically, renal artery and vein assessment is an essential application of all imaging modalities. An understanding of the normal vascular anatomy is essential for recognizing clinically important anatomic variants. An understanding of the protocols used to optimize imaging modalities also is necessary...
January 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059659/antiplatelet-therapy-for-the-prevention-of-peri-coiling-thromboembolism-in-high-risk-patients-with-ruptured-intracranial-aneurysms
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Nancy J Edwards, Wesley H Jones, Aditya Sanzgiri, Juan Corona, Mark Dannenbaum, Peng Roc Chen
OBJECTIVE The most frequent procedural complication of the endovascular treatment of intracranial aneurysms is a thromboembolic event (TEE); in a subset of patients, such events will cause permanent neurological disability. In patients with unruptured aneurysms, increasing evidence supports the use of periprocedural antiplatelet therapy to prevent TEEs. The object of this study was to evaluate whether patients with ruptured aneurysms and subarachnoid hemorrhage would also benefit from periprocedural antiplatelet therapy...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059035/the-sdldl-reduces-mrc1-expression-level-and-secretion-of-histamine-in-differentiated-m2-macrophages-from-patients-with-coronary-artery-stenosis
#17
Ameneh Yarnazari, Mohammad Najafi, Parisa Hassanpour, Syed Reza Hosseini-Fard, Abdollah Amirfarhangi
The macrophage polarization is proposed to be involved in initial events and remodeling of atherosclerosis plaques. Mannose receptor, C type 1 (MRC1) is a trans-membrane glycoprotein participating in phagocytosis and, is highly expressed in the M2 macrophages. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of sdLDL (small dense LDL) on the MRC1 gene expression level and secretion of histamine in the differentiated M2 macrophages from monocytes of patients with coronary artery stenosis and healthy subjects...
January 5, 2017: Cardiovascular & Hematological Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052272/ischemic-stroke-in-young-adults-of-northern-china-characteristics-and-risk-factors-for-recurrence
#18
Fang Li, Li Yang, Rui Yang, Wei Xu, Fu-Ping Chen, Nan Li, Jin-Biao Zhang
BACKGROUND: Young adults accounted for 10-14% of ischemic stroke patients. The risk factors may differ in this population from elder patients. In addition, the factors associated with stroke recurrence in this population have not been well investigated. OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to investigate the characteristics and risk factors associated with recurrence of ischemic stroke in young adults. METHODS: Clinical data of 1,395 patients of age 18-45 years who were treated between 2008 and 2014 in 3 centers located in northern China was reviewed...
2017: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048943/modeling-small-angle-x-ray-scattering-data-for-low-density-lipoproteins-insights-into-the-fatty-core-packing-and-phase-transition
#19
Selma Maric, Tania Kjellerup Lind, Jeppe Lyngsø, Marité Cárdenas, Jan Skov Pedersen
Atherosclerosis and its clinical consequences are the leading cause of death in the western hemisphere. While many studies throughout the last decades have aimed at understanding the disease, the clinical markers in use today still fail to accurately predict the risks. The role of the current main clinical indicator, low density lipoprotein (LDL), in depositing fat to the vessel wall is believed to be the onset of the process. However, many subfractions of the LDL, which differ both in structure and composition, are present in the blood and among different individuals...
January 10, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041720/atrial-fibrillation-is-a-major-cause-of-stroke-in-apneic-patients-a-prospective-study
#20
M Poli, P Philip, J Taillard, S Debruxelles, P Renou, J M Orgogozo, F Rouanet, I Sibon
OBJECTIVES: Large prospective studies have established that sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) is associated with an increased incidence of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. Heterogeneous results have been published about SDB and ischaemic stroke mechanism. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between poststroke apneic syndrome and stroke aetiologies according to the ASCO classification. METHODS: A total of 134 patients with acute ischaemic cerebrovascular events were prospectively included...
February 2017: Sleep Medicine
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